Wincanton

  • 13:40 fitandfurnish.co.uk Novices' Hurdle2m

  • Winner £5,523 2nd £1,622 3rd £811 4th £405
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 55.70s
  • Off time: 13:45:29
13:40 Wincanton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Vieux Lion Rouge (FR) 1/4
2nd Steel Summit (IRE) 33/1
3rd Amazing Scenes (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1110-1 Dark green, red cross belts, dark green and beige striped sleeves, dark green cap, red star Vieux Lion Rouge (FR) 14
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 11-8 D Pipe T Scudamore 1/41.25
2 P-8 Red, black hoop, black sleeves, red spots, black cap, red spots A Keen Sense (GER) 30
5 11-2 David Dennis Aidan Coleman 50/151.00
3 7-105P Pink and Emerald Green diamonds, White sleeves, Pink cap Amazing Scenes (IRE) 28
5 11-2 t1 B G Powell Brendan Powell 20/121.00
4 P2-1548 Royal Blue and Yellow check Bostin (IRE) 16
6 11-2 B Barr Mr H Derham (5) 50/151.00
6 Black and Pink check, Black cap Dream Lucky
9 11-2 R Woollacott Matt Griffiths (3) 66/167.00
7 8 Black, Mauve stars on sleeves and cap King's Warrior (FR) 14
7 11-2 T R George P J Brennan 8/19.00
8 66-0U0 Emerald Green, Red sash, sleeves and cap Ma'ire Rua (IRE) 56
7 11-2 A E Jones Jack Doyle 100/1101.00
9 U-7P8U8 Yellow, royal blue and yellow halved sleeves No No Cardinal (IRE) 128
5 11-2 ht Mark Gillard T J Phelan 81 100/1101.00
10 2U Emerald Green, Red stars, Red and Yellow check sleeves, Emerald Green cap, Yellow star Springhill Lad 16
7 11-2 G Deacon M D Grant 25/126.00
11 Dark Blue, White star, Red sleeves, White stars, Red cap, White star Steel Summit (IRE) 14
5 11-2 David Dennis A Freeman (5) 33/134.00
12 9-5F Black, Pink epaulets, sleeves and cap Upham Running (IRE) 47
6 11-2 Mrs K A Buckett L Treadwell 100/1101.00
13 63-51 Emerald green and yellow check, emerald green sleeves, yellow armlets, quartered cap Lady Charisma 61
Distance Winner
5 11-1 P J Hobbs R Johnson 7/24.50
14 P-P60 Royal Blue, Emerald Green epaulets, Emerald Green sleeves, Royal Blue armlets Early Bonnet (IRE) 14
6 10-9 K C Bailey E Cookson (5) 50/151.00
Non runners
52Civil War (IRE)511-2G L MooreJ E Moore

Verdict

VIEUX LION ROUGE's only defeat under Rules so far came in last season's Champion Bumper. He had no trouble getting off the mark over hurdles at the first time of asking here two weeks ago on similar going and is more likely than the mare Lady Charisma to defy his penalty. The latter just scraped home at Towcester in November and shapes as though she'll be suited by further in time. Civil War, a winner on the Polytrack as a three-year-old, was a respectable second at Plumpton on his hurdling debut and can make the frame again as none of the others have much chance on what they've shown so far.